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Tectonic Shifts in the U.S. Electricity Sector

Aspen Institute Clean Energy Forum
Andy Karsner & Roger Ballentine, Co-Chairs
December 15, 2014

The report from the 2014 Aspen Institute Clean Energy Forum “Tectonic Shifts in the U.S. Electricity Sector” focuses on the economic disruption occurring to existing business models in the electricity sector given the rise of consumers; distributed generation, and the impacts of energy efficiency. Related topics also include the changing role of regulators and the implications of the 111(d) proposed...

Innovating for a Sustainable and Resilient Water Future: A Report from the 2014 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum
Martin Doyle, Water Policy Program Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University; David Monsma, Executive Director, Energy & Environment Program, the Aspen Institute; Courtney Harrison, Policy Associate, Nicholas Institu
December 10, 2014

To address the urgent need for infrastructure upgrades and resilience building in US water systems as well as the need for leadership and synergistic action in the space, the Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum brought together water experts with diverse knowledge - from finance and policy to technology and ecosystems - to explore the future of our water system; the role of corporations and municipalities in...

Adapting to Plenty: Effects of the Oil and Gas Boom

2014 Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security
Bill White, Chair and Leonard Coburn, Rapporteur
October 21, 2014

In July 2014 the topic of the Forum was “Adapting to Plenty:  Effects of the Oil and Gas Boom. Bill White, Chairman of Lazard Houston, and former Houston Mayor and Deputy Secretary of Energy, chaired. Participants considered additional opportunities for production and the challenges of achieving them, international impacts of the new North American production, the changing rationale for U.S. energy...

Responding to Trends in the U.S. Electricity Sector

2014 Energy Policy Forum Report
Sue Tierney, Chair and Dave Grossman, Rapporteur
September 22, 2014

The 2014 Forum, “Responding to Trends in the U.S. Electricity Sector,” was chaired by Sue Tierney, Managing Principal of The Analysis Group and former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy. Topics discussed included EPA’s recently proposed rule on CO2 emissions from existing power plants, surging production of cheap natural gas, and virtually flat demand and revenue, due in part to distributed energy...

Report of the Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable

Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable
David Monsma, Executive Director, and Nicole Buckley, Senior Program Manager, Energy and Environment Program, The Aspen Institute.
June 24, 2014

The Aspen Institute’s Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable was convened at Aspen Wye River in December 2013 to assess the steps required for scaling investment in and deployment of ocean conservation tools in both small-scale coastal fisheries and large-scale MPAs. This roundtable served as a platform for the ocean community to align socioeconomic and conservation goals, including the promotion of Public...

Scaling Clean Energy: Lessons Learned and New Approaches

Aspen Institute Clean Energy Forum
Roger Ballentine & Andy Karsner, Co-Chairs, and Dave Grossman, Rapporteur
March 5, 2014

Conservation Innovation in Context

January 27, 2014

This report from our Conservation Innovation Roundtable, convened in partnership with Chesapeake Conservancy, is part of ongoing work by the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program to explore conservation in the 21st century. As awareness of the interdependency between the natural world and human well‐being increases, traditional conceptions...

The Ocean Community Report

Ocean Community Study & Dialogue
December 1, 2013

The Aspen Institute Energy & Environment Program's Ocean Community Report: Building an Aligned and Supportive Ocean Conservation Community is focused on the success and efficacy of ocean conservation and marine protection planning, based on a year-long study of strategies for building a more coordinated and aligned marine conservation movement. 

The Ocean...

Responding to Change: The New World of Oil and Gas

Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security
Bill White, Chair, and Leonard Coburn, Rapporteur
September 6, 2013

The 2013 Forum continued the recent focus on the impact of increased unconventional oil and gas production in North America. “Responding to Change: The New World of Oil and Gas” discussed production challenges and opportunities; the impact on midstream and downstream companies; the potential demand for gas in various sectors; the environmental costs of energy; and global economic and political issues...

The Future of the U.S. Electricity Sector

Energy Policy Forum Report
Bill Dickenson and Phil Sharp, Co-Chairs, and Dave Grossman, Rapporteur
September 6, 2013

“The Future of the U.S. Electricity Sector” was the focus of the July 2013 Energy Policy Forum chaired by Bill Dickenson, Energy Practice Leader at Navigant, and Phil Sharp, President of Resources for the Future and former Chair of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee. The group examined visions for the future, potential game changers, lessons from China, and resilience and cyber security. ...